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IN THE SPRING OF 1872, AUGUST KUENTZMANN DAMM
AND HIS WIFE MELANIE LEFT THEIR NATIVE ALSACE BECAUSE OF THE FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR
Like many immigrants of their time, they chose Barcelona. In Alsace, towards the end of the 18th Century, people were already talking of the opportunities offered by Mediterranean countries. Their climate. Their food. Their quality of life. A group of countries which, at that time, were living the giddy days of modernism.
In 1876, August founded his beer company in order to continue doing what he had always done: produce beer, which is exactly what his children and grandchildren after him continued to do. Right up to the present day, eleven generations of Master Brewers.
After more than 130 years and eleven generations of Master Brewers, we continue to produce our beer with the same excitement as we did the first time Estrella left our factory.
Loving work and having an eye for every detail is Estrella Damm’s formula. Brewed according to the original 1876 recipe. We have no secrets. Just a job well done.
We work with the farmers in the Ebro basin to obtain barley of the characteristics that our Master Brewers need.
We continue to malt in our own Bell-Lloc (Lleida) malthouse, making us one of the few brewery in Spain and in the world, that still produces all of its malt barley in its own malthouse. Likewise, we continue to use our original recipe as our basis, including pearl rice, a very Mediterranean ingredient that characterises Estrella’s flavour.
Estrella Damm has been recognised on numerous occasions with prestigious prizes such as Vienna 1904, London 1905, Munich 1906, Paris 1964, The World Beer Championship 1998 – Australia and The World Beer Championship 2004 – Chicago.
Carrer del Rosselló
Phone: 34 932 90 92 00